A 45-year-old healthy woodcutter presented with a cystic swelling on the sole of the left great toe. Other than barefoot walking, there was no history of trauma or significant illness in the past. Fine needle aspirate showed yeast and hyphae on microscopy and culture grew black mould which was identified as Phaeoacremonium krajdenii species and genus confirmed by internal transcribed spacer sequencing. Aspiration of the lesion resulted in cure. Phaeoacremonium is a genus of fungi which are rare human pathogens, and herein we report a rare case of phaeohyphomycosis due to Phaeoacremonium krajdenii from the state of Odisha, India.
Keywords: Black fungi; Clinical mycology; Phaeohyphomycosis.
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